Category: Economy

  • Struggling for Europe’s technology sovereignty – a comment on Hermann Hauser’s proposal for a €100 billion Technology Sovereignty Fund

    Struggling for Europe’s technology sovereignty – a comment on Hermann Hauser’s proposal for a €100 billion Technology Sovereignty Fund

    by Gerhard Fasol Hermann Hauser in a recent article on Project Syndicate, entitled “The Struggle for Technology Sovereignty in Europe” argues for “the UK and EU to jointly establish a €100 billion ($120 billion) Technology Sovereignty Fund to counter the $100 billion that the US is spending on its technology sovereignty and the even larger […]

  • Hermann Hauser: about the Cambridge venture ecosystem

    Hermann Hauser: about the Cambridge venture ecosystem

    Hermann Hauser is co-founder of Acorn Computers, Advanced RISC Machines (ARM) and arguably the most distinguished leader of Cambridge’s Venture Ecosystem. Recording of the video discussion: On Thursday 17 September 2020 at 6pm we will meet in central Tokyo. Hermann Hauser- Europe’s venture capital pioneer, and co-founder of ARM and many other companies and investor […]

  • Japan’s future. Bill Emmott and Gerhard Fasol, a discussion.

    Japan’s future. Bill Emmott and Gerhard Fasol, a discussion.

    Japan’s future: Bill Emmott and Gerhard Fasol Bill Emmott is an independent writer and consultant on international affairs, board director, and from 1993 until 2006 was editor of The Economist. http://www.billemmott.com Gerhard Fasol is physicist, board director, entrepreneur, M&A advisor in Tokyo. https://fasol.com/ Japan’s future: A conversation Bill Emmott: I came first to Japan in […]

  • Japan’s globalization paradox: is Japan global? or struggling to globalize?

    Japan’s globalization paradox: is Japan global? or struggling to globalize?

    Japan’s globalization puzzle: intriguing questions by one of my great European friends, a great European banking sector leader How do you explain Japan’s lack of internationalization with so many big Japanese holdings managing successfully businesses abroad (e.g. Toyota, Toshiba, Mitsubishi, etc.) Japan’s globalization paradox – a closer look Its not so simple: Japan is a […]

  • Best wishes for 2015 from Tokyo!

    Best wishes for 2015 from Tokyo!

    The photograph shows the Gobelsburg Castle in Austria, you can see the location here on Google maps. A castle of this name is mentioned in 1178, and wine is grown in the region for about the last 1000 years. Thoughts and analysis for 2015 Abenomics?! The trick of course is the third arrow, the reforms. […]

  • Briefing the Trade Minister of Sweden, Dr. Ewa Björling, on Japan’s energy sector (22 Nov 2013)

    Lunch today (22 Nov 2013) with the Trade Minister of Sweden, Dr. Ewa Björling, chaired by the Ambassador of Sweden. Was asked to brief Minister Björling and a delegation of Swedish CEOs about Japan’s energy sector. Gave Minister Björling a 20 minutes presentation followed by discussion. Dr. Ewa Björling is extremely impressive, she is dentist, […]

  • Abenomics success probability is 12%, 88% probability of failure  (Professor Takeo Hoshi, Stanford University)

    Abenomics success probability is 12%, 88% probability of failure (Professor Takeo Hoshi, Stanford University)

    Professor Takeo Hoshi, Professor of Economics at Stanford, about Abenomics success probability Why did Japan stop growing after completing the catch-up with advanced countries? Takeo Hoshi, Professor at Stanford University, who devotes his life to work on Japan’s economy at US Universities, gave a talk at the Swedish Embassy organized by the Stockholm School of […]

  • Japanese management – why is it not global? asks Masamoto Yashiro at a Tokyo University brainstorming

    Japanese management – why is it not global? asks Masamoto Yashiro at a Tokyo University brainstorming

    Lecture summary written by Gerhard Fasol, with revisions by Mr Masamoto Yashiro. All Rights Reserved. Masamoto Yashiro: Japan leader and Chairman emeritus of Esso, Exxon, Citibank, Shinsei Bank, Board Director China Construction Bank Masamoto Yashiro at brainstorming by President of Tokyo University Masamoto Yashiro is a legend in Japan’s banking and energy industry. He built […]

  • Pricing of gas imports – Why does Japan pay so much more than any other major country for gas imports?

    Pricing of gas imports – Why does Japan pay so much more than any other major country for gas imports?

    Was invited today to take part in a discussion meeting at one of the European Embassies about pricing of Gas (LNG) imports. All the major Japanese buyers of LNG from the major electricity and gas companies came together with European partners to discuss issues of import Gas (LNG) pricing. For detailed statistics of Japan’s gas […]

  • Japan Galapagos Effect – How to capture global value for Japan? Keynote for the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) by Gerhard Fasol

    Japan Galapagos Effect – How to capture global value for Japan? Keynote for the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) by Gerhard Fasol

    Japan Galapagos Effect – how to capture global value for Japan. From the Journal of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ), reproduced with permission. Dr. Gerhard Fasol dissects the history behind Japan’s unique international market separation By Hugh Ashton Originally posted by ACCJ Journal on January 15, 2011 in “Chamber Events” based on […]

  • Japan Cloud computing impact and trends

    Japan cloud computing impact and trends, keynote article Software eats everything, and cloud eats software… we all see a strong trend of all data and computing to move to “the cloud”, because if done well, managing data and computing in the cloud can be far cheaper than on computers and on storage that you or […]

  • Cash goes mobile and electronic. First to market in Japan and then what? (TTI-Vanguard conference keynote)

    The organizers of the legendary TTI-Vanguard conference series organized a conference on “Futureproofing” in Tokyo, and invited me to give a keynote on Japan’s creativity and first-to-market for many technologies and business models, and Japan’s difficulties to capture global value from this creativity, a phenomenon often called “Japan’s Galapagos syndrome“. The organizers, and particularly the […]

  • More Drastic Changes Needed at Sony (CNBC TV interview)

    More Drastic Changes Needed at Sony (CNBC TV interview)

    More Drastic Changes Needed at Sony (Airtime: Thursday, May 14, 2009) Read more about SONY and Japan’s electrical industry sector in our J-ELECTRIC report (pdf file) Read more about SONY and Japan’s electrical industry sector: http://www.eurotechnology.com/store/j_electric/ Copyright (c) 2013 Eurotechnology Japan KK All Rights Reserved

  • Investor Club: What crisis? Meet some booming Japanese companies

    It’s not all doom and gloom here in Japan. Nintendo’s sales and operating profits are rising 8.8% year-on-year. KDDI saw its net profits increasing 59% year on year. Yahoo Japan increases dividends by 22%-25% for 2008. Who are today’s winners in Japan’s IT industry? Gerhard Fasol will show us how and why some great Japanese […]

  • 50 years European Union celebration in Tokyo

    50 years European Union celebration in Tokyo

    50 Years European Union 50 years European Union – 50 Years Treaty of Rome Today was the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome which was at the beginning of the European Union. The Treaty of Rome (Wikipedia) (“Treaty establishing the European Economic Community”) was signed on 25 March 1957 by Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, […]

  • M-Commerce towards US$ 100 billion

  • Panel Discussion to 200 Japanese Executives at the Industrial Club of Japan

    May 30, 2006: at the Industrial Club of Japan Panel discussion for about 200 Japanese CEOs and high level managers about the challenges of international business management. The five panelists were: James C AbbeglenAllen Miner (CEO of Sunbridge Venture Habitat, and founder of Oracle Japan) Kong Jian (China – Japan Economic Federation) Koshiro Kitazato (Chairman […]

  • Briefing 30 Swedish Controllers / CFO’s of Investor AB’s portfolio companies on Japan’s telecom markets

    by Gerhard Fasol April 24, 2006 was my Swedish Day: for breakfast I was invited to IKEA’s opening party for their new store in Funabashi (I met even with the global Chairman of IKEA – that he attended the opening in Funabashi shows how seriously IKEA is taken the market entry to Japan) – we […]

  • Okaerinasai IKEA

    Today, Monday April 24, 2006 at 7:30am, IKEA invited about 300 guests to celebrate the opening of the first 100% IKEA-owned IKEA store in Japan. We had the honor of working for IKEA – IKEA is another company that “thinks different” in so many creative ways. We wish them all the best in Japan! IKEA […]

  • About Tokyo Stock Exchange Turbulence on CNBC and RedHerring

    About Tokyo Stock Exchange Turbulence on CNBC and RedHerring

    Wednesday January 18, 2006 I was interviewed live on CNBC’s “Worldwide Exchange” news program about the turbulence on the Tokyo Stock Exchange following lower than expected quarterly earning reports by Intel, Yahoo and IBM, and a sell-off of Livedoor shares. Here is a summary of what I said in the interview: Overall I am very […]

  • Briefing the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Horst Koehler

    Briefing the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Horst Koehler

    Japan technology briefing for the President of Germany, Horst Köhler Japan is a technology super power full of creativity and power to innovate Tokyo, April 3, 2005 Briefing given to the President of Germany, Horst Koehler, and his wife, by Gerhard Fasol in the German Embassy, Tokyo, on April 3, 2005, at the beginning of […]

  • Wireless Japan 2004

    NEC tag multimedia concept phone shown at “Wireless-Japan 2004”: “Wireless Japan 2004” – much was expected: for example, it wasn’t surprising for anyone that DoCoMo’s i-Mode-FeliCa wallet-phones were center stage of the DoCoMo exhibit with lots of partners demoing wallet-phone applications. There were some surprises: In recent Wireless-Japan shows usually the KDDI/AU-design project prototypes were […]

  • Briefing about Japan’s high-technology business world for Mme Nicole Fontaine

    Briefing about Japan’s high-technology business sector for Mme Nicole Fontaine, Vice-Minister for Industry of France Tokyo, Friday, September 20, 2002, at the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan. Copyright·©1997-2013 ·Eurotechnology Japan KK·All Rights Reserved·

  • Bio-Nanotechnology in Japan – Impact on Foreign Corporations

    Presentation at the EU-Japan Center Tokyo and at Stanford University on April 11, 2002 in the SPRING 2002 Seminar/Public Lecture Series – Topics in International Advanced Technology of the US-Asia Technology Management Center. Copyright 1997-2013 Eurotechnology Japan KK All Rights Reserved

  • M-Commerce in Japan

    Presentation given by Gerhard Fasol, to the Asia/Pacific – Midwest Business ConferencePanel Presentation “E-commerce in Asia”, on Wednesday April 10, 2002, 8:00-9:30am, organized by the US Department of Commerce and the Illinois District Export Council. Copyright·©1997-2013 ·Eurotechnology Japan KK·All Rights Reserved·

  • i-Mode: business models for mobile communications

    Full day tutorial by Gerhard Fasol, organized by Seminario Internacional Prisma, held at the Hotel Metropolitan, Lisboa, March 21, 2002. Attendance: about 50 executives from Portugal’s telecom operators, major consulting firms, and IT professionals attended the full day tutorial. Download and update presentation as a pdf-file Copyright·©1997-2013 ·Eurotechnology Japan KK·All Rights Reserved·

  • Foreign companies in Japan’s high-tech markets: new opportunities versus old mistakes (Lecture at Stanford University)

    Foreign companies in Japan’s high-tech markets: new opportunities versus old mistakes (Lecture at Stanford University)

    Success stories vs failure. Why some foreign companies succeed in Japan’s high tech sector, and why others fail. Stanford University Japan Technology Center lecture by Gerhard Fasol, given in 1999 – most still applies today! New opportunities vs old mistakes – foreign companies in Japan’s high-tech markets Stanford University lecture, given on October 28th, 1999 […]

  • New opportunities versus old mistakes in Japan

    Foreign companies in Japan’s high-tech markets Stanford University US-Japan Technology Management Center Autumn 1999 Seminar Series: ” The Transformation of R&D in East Asia and Japan” Thursday, October 28th, 1999: 16:15pm US-Japan Technology Management Center, (Skilling Lecture Theatre) (was transmitted by Stanford’s TV to 100s of Silicon Valley companies) Copyright 2013-2019 Eurotechnology Japan KK All […]

  • Physics in our global market place

    Gerhard Fasol gave an invited plenary talk at the 11th General Conference of the European Physical Society EPS-11 on Thursday, September 9th, 1999, 11:50am – 12:30pm (40 minutes). Topic: “Physics in our global marketplace”

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